Greetings from South Korea! I returned to Korea two weeks ago and I’ve had to promptly adjust back to life in Suwon. Things are going very well. I’m currently directing Kyung Hee University’s School of English Language and Culture’s production of Charles Mee’s “Big Love.” It’s the biggest show I’ve ever been involved in, and I’m quite thrilled with our work.
After a sold-out workshop production of the play in June, we’re expanding and remounting the show in a much larger venue this month. The play’s going to run at Kyung Hee Global Campus’ “Arts and Design Hall” on September 26th and 27th. If you’re in Korea, please come see my students–they’re doing an amazing job!
As to India: I had a most transformative experience in India. I’m happy to announce that after my workshop with the Dalai Lama, I decided to make my vows and become a Buddhist. I’ve been questioning matters of faith and spirit for years now, but it wasn’t until I took time to dig deep that I realized I’ve been in serious search of a faith/belief system.
At first, I was afraid that I might end up making empty vows to a religion I wouldn’t commit to, but I decided to embrace Buddhism after serious thought and meditation. I came to the conclusion that a spiritual path towards enlightenment, helping others who are suffering, and a non-violent set of moral practices, is actually not so distant to my personal convictions.
Today, I was talking to a friend about this and she asked me whether this was my testimony. The word testimony suddenly caught my attention, because it’s actually the driving force behind the play I wrote in India, “Unexpected Vows.”
Meanwhile, for those curious to see more of India, I’ve created an album of my visits to mosques, temples, and forts in New Delhi, Dharamsala, Jaipur and Agra.